A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2942 East, latitude 37.0996 North, depth = 46.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i4wv. Unique identifier: us1000i4wv. The temblor was reported at 10:54:04 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 01:54:04 / December 8, 2018 @ 1:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.33 km (29 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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